Anti-aging skincare products promise the world, but do they really deliver? It seems as though every other week a company comes out with the magical potion that will get rid of wrinkles and turn your skin as smooth as a baby’s, but unfortunately, buying those anti-aging treatments and slapping them on your face is not quite enough. It’s important to know which anti-aging products are worth buying, so in this article we have collected 21 of the best options to try.
From the magical wrinkle cream to treatments that prevent premature aging, below you will find 21 of the bestselling anti-aging products for skin that really work.
1. Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
Fragrance-free anti-aging creams are a must for those with mature yet sensitive skin. However, this Drunk Elephant moisturizer goes above and beyond, also delivering restoring peptides to the skin to help rebuild collagen, making it one of the best anti-aging products on the market. It is a great choice for those with maturing combination, dry, and normal skin, as it is on the more moisturizing side. It is sold online through Sephora.
2. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer
Moisturizers can be some of the best anti-aging products, as long as they really deliver on the hydrating promises. Hyaluronic acid and betaine keep this formula as hydrating as it gets, to plump up the skin and minimize the look of wrinkles. It also includes vitamin E and vitamin C to prevent free radical damage and to repair the skin. It is available for sale via Sephora.
3. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
The various forms of vitamin A are considered the best anti-aging treatments, but in most formulations, they can be drying and irritating to the skin. The trans-retinoic acid ester in this face oil, however, is gentle yet effective for promoting skin regeneration and smoothing the skin. It comes in an antioxidant-rich natural formula with a ton of moisturizing and skin-healing oils that are suited to dry and normal skin. You can buy this oil from Sephora.
4. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
As we age, our skin slows down its production of fatty acids, ceramides, and cholesterol, which come together to make up what is known as our skin barrier. By using a moisturizer that replenishes these ingredients, the skin can hold on to moisture more easily and ends up looking plumper and less wrinkled. If your skin leans towards dry, then this anti-aging moisturizer is for you, so get it online from Dermstore.
5. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Estee Lauder is one of the biggest and oldest names in skin care, and for a good reason. Their serums have been some of the best anti-aging treatments on the market for many years, with this one considered a classic. It contains skin-fortifying ferments, tightening caffeine, and a ton of humectants, and works for all skin types. You can find it at Sephora.
6. Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ Anti-Aging Sunscreen
A sunscreen is key when it comes to anti-aging treatments, since it is the best preventative of all. This sunscreen, however, works double time, since in addition to protecting with an impressive SPF, it also fortifies the skin and helps to rebuild collagen with Matrixyl 3000. It’s a hydrating yet lightweight formula that works for all skin types, and is available for sale at Sephora.
7. La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum
This robust serum is made with La Mer’s signature miracle broth, along with some proven skincare actives to fight premature aging. It hydrates the skin and loads it up with much needed vitamins and minerals to fortify and protect. Many reviewers notice a visible firming and lifting effect on their skin. It can be ordered from Net-a-Porter.
8. Dermadoctor Kakadu C Eye Soufflé
This eye cream holds everything the aging eye area needs, though it’s also fantastic for prevention, making it one of the best anti-aging products for the eyes for all skin types. It contains caffeine to tighten and fight inflammation, vitamin C to repair, brighten, and protect, and even some collagen-promoting peptides. You can find it at Sephora.
9. NeoCutis LUMIERE Bio-restorative Eye Cream With PSP
The area around the eyes needs gentle care, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t benefit from the best anti-aging products around. This anti-aging cream does the trick, by seriously hydrating the eye area while also loading it with vitamin C and a trademarked blend of peptides. This eye cream also gets bonus points for coming in a jar. Pick it up online through Dermstore.
10. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum
This lightly resurfacing serum is one of the best anti-aging products for those also wanting to brighten up the skin. It includes two different types of vitamin C, along with antioxidant niacinamide and co-enzyme COQ010. Light exfoliation comes courtesy of lactic and mandelic acids. It is a great choice for all skin types except the extremely sensitive, and is especially great for fortifying the skin and eliminating hyperpigmentation. Order it from Net-a-Porter!
11. Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
This anti-aging eye gel hydrates, firms, and soothes the eye area without feeling heavy or leaving behind a film. It sinks in quickly, saturating the skin around the eyes with all kinds of hydrating and soothing ingredients. It is loaded with antioxidant extracts, and also features protective ceramides. Buy this eye cream from Sephora!
12. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
This incredible anti-aging serum is like a cool drink of water to the skin. It saturates it with moisture, instantly plumping it up and helping to minimize the look of wrinkles. It features fortifying and hydrating ferments, a ton of glycerin, and some hyaluronic acid for added measure. As long as you don’t have any fungal or yeast-related skin issues, you can use it, and it can even replace a moisturizer for those with oily skin. This serum is available at Sephora.
13. Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
Wiping your face with these pads will help you wipe away wrinkles over time. Okay, perhaps this is an exaggeration, but these exfoliating pads really are wondrous. They renew the skin with a blend of AHA, BHA, vitamin A, and vitamin C, while also hydrating it and protecting it with a collection of antioxidants. Best of all, they’re great for all skin types! Buy these amazing pads at Nordstrom!
14. Youth to the People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
While a facial cleanser can never be an anti-aging miracle product, since it only stays on the skin for a few mere moments, that doesn’t mean that using a great cleanser is not important. By great, of course, I mean that the cleanser is gentle, non-drying (hydrating, even!), and with a non-disruptive low pH. It’s the perfect cleanser for anyone no matter the skin type to use before the rest of their anti-aging skincare routine. It can be bought at Sephora.
15. Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50
If you have oily skin that is showing signs of aging, heavy sunscreens can be an issue, so this serum with an SPF would be one of the best anti-aging products for you. It has a wonderfully high 50 SPF, and it works beautifully under makeup. You can use it both with or without a moisturizer, as it contains antioxidant and repairing vitamin E as well as hydrating glycerin. Find it through Net-a-Porter!
16. Philosophy Renewed Hope in A Jar Refreshing & Refining Moisturizer
Exfoliation is key to keeping the skin looking young and taking moisturizers in, but some people just don’t like the extra step of an exfoliating serum or toner. That’s why this resurfacing moisturizer is so great. It removes dead skin with a blend of alpha-hydroxy acids, while also hydrating and plumping it up with hyaluronic acid. It is a great anti-aging product for all skin types, and you can purchase it from Sephora.
17. Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen
While collagen itself is simply a nice moisturizer, that doesn’t mean this serum doesn’t help rebuild and fortify the skin! It contains some really respectable ingredients, including alguronic acid, niacinamide, and all kinds of peptides. Customers rave about its ability to thicken up their skin! Pick it up from Sephora!
18. African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Cream
This light anti-aging cream is perfect for applying to face, neck, and chest, no matter your skin type, as it has a texture that sinks in quickly, but its ingredients are extremely active. It contains a whole host of super antioxidant plant extracts and skin-rebuilding proteins, along with proven actives like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and coenzyme Q10. It is sold online at Net-a-Porter.
19. SK-II R.N.A. POWER Face Cream
This moisturizing cream contains SK-II’s famous Pitera, a rice ferment extract that hydrates the skin and strengthens the microbiome, but in addition to that it is rich in some proven actives, including niacinamide, proteins, and peptides. It moisturizes the skin well and delivers serious anti-aging benefits. Get it from Sephora!
20. Amorepacific Treatment Toner
This ginseng-based toner instantly firms up and refreshes the skin, and prepares it to absorb all of the best anti-aging products that are applied afterwards. It can be used instead of or in addition to a serum, at it contains powerful antioxidants, skin-brightening licorice extract, and plumping hyaluronic acid. It is available for purchase at Sephora.
21. Avene Retrinal 0.1 Intensive Cream
With retinol at 0.1%, this moisturizer is one of the biggest of the anti-aging skincare guns. Retinol, a form of vitamin A, is one of the most well-researched anti-aging ingredients, and it is known to work well and fast. This also means that it’s heavy-duty, and has the potential to sensitize.
This anti-aging cream also contains peptides that may help with promoting collagen production, as well as antioxidant botanical oils. It should be used in conjunction with a more hydrating serum or lotion, and is great for all skin types except the very sensitive. Order it online from Dermstore!
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